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Stepping Out From Under The Bushel

19 October 2006
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Stepping Out From Under The Bushel – New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

What do University of Auckland’s Fale Pasifika, Otago’s Wainakarua Bridge and Takaka’s Milk Factory have in common? These are only some of the New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards finalists announced today.

“The New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards dispels the myth that engineering is the invisible profession and seeks to celebrate the industry as a business and the crux of innovation”, says Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) Chief Executive Dr Andrew Cleland.

Dr Cleland says that New Zealanders are surrounded by many fantastic examples of engineering and the Awards are an opportunity to highlight just how many there are.

“The finalists are brilliant examples of the many facets of engineering that enhance our lives, businesses and economy”, says Dr Cleland. “The innovative approaches undertaken demonstrated both the high standards and the joy the finalists have invested in their work”.

Winners for individual and category sections of the will be announced at a Gala Dinner on 22 November 2006 at TE PAPA, Wellington.

The awards are staged by a consortium of four partners and ten contributing organisations. The founding partners are: Centre for Advanced Engineering (CAE); Association of Local Government Engineering New Zealand Incorporated (Ingenium); Electricity Engineers Association of New Zealand (EEA) and the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand Inc (IPENZ).

Tickets for the awards and gala dinner are on sale now. To find out more about the awards, visit the awards website at

Individual catergory finalists, in no particular order:

Name Employer City
Mike Murphy M.J. Murphy Ltd Auckland
Olaf Diegel Massey University Auckland
Anthony Mitton, Colin Tuck, David Peach Mitton Consulting Ltd; Preston Consulting Ltd; and Otiake Design Ltd Christchurch
Hannah Sperber North & South magazine Auckland
David Young One Network News, TVNZ Wellington
Philip Vine Campbell Live, TV3 Christchurch
Ian Parton Independent Director Auckland
Laurence Zwimpfer Zwimpfer Communications Limited Wellington

Catergory finalists, in no particular order:

Entrant Project City
Auckland City Council; Beca Infrastructure Ltd; and Urban Solutions Ltd Kohimarama Beach Replenishment Auckland
Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd Pier A Passenger Segregation, Auckland International Airport Auckland
Energy Mad Holdings Limited Household Efficient Lighting Projects [HELP] Christchurch
Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd AUT Business School Auckland
HLK Jacob Ltd University of Auckland - Fale Pasifika, Auckland Auckland
Transwaste Canterbury Limited; Canterbury Waste Services Limited; Fulton Hogan; and Tonkin & Taylor Ltd Kate Valley Landfill (North Canterbury) Christchurch
Holmes Consulting Group Extension to the Bayview Chateau, Tongariro Auckland
Opus International Consultants Widening of the Waianakarua North Bridge, Otago Wellington
Sinclair Knight Merz Ltd Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre, Manukau Auckland
Opus International Consultants Air Conditioning System for GEN-I / WETA Digital Computer Facility Wellington
Fulton Hogan Ltd; and Christchurch City Council 100% Recycled Road Christchurch
Maunsell Limited Great South Rd/Sylvia Park Road Intersection Upgrade and Bridge Replacement, Auckland Auckland
URS New Zealand Limited; and Watercare Services Limited Cosseys Dam Upgrade, Auckland Auckland
Sinclair Knights Merz WCC Derwent Street Link Sewer Project Wellington
Mitton Consulting Ltd; Preston Consulting Ltd; and Otiake Design Ltd HV Power System Earth Grid Testing Equipment Christchurch
Steelbro New Zealand Ltd SMARTlift Load Monitoring System Christchurch
Endace Ltd DAG7.1S Network Monitoring Interface Card Hamilton
Demand Response Limited; and Process Development Limited Fonterra Energy Reduction Project - Heat Recovery Loop, Hawera Johnsonville
Fonterra Major Capital Projects Takaka Milk Factory Reinstatement Project, Takaka Hamilton
Ensis; and Falcon Engineering Ltd A-Grader Rotorua
Alpha Aviation Limited Manufacture of Two Seater Training Aircraft Hamilton
Steelbro New Zealand Ltd SMARTlift Load Monitory System Christchurch
Auckland City Council; and Tonkin & Taylor Ltd Seaside Park - Brady Road Closed Landfill Rehabilitation Auckland
Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd Waiatarua Reserve Restoration Project Auckland
Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd Feasibility Studies for Retrofitting of Residential Buildings in Istanbul, Turkey Auckland
Maunsell Limited Paksey Bridge, Bangladesh Auckland


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